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To play tenpin Bowling, at minimum you need: a bowling ball, a pair of socks, and a pair of bowling shoes.

Bowling Ball - this is used to roll down the lane and knock the pins down. It varies in weight usually between six and sixteen pounds. You should use the heaviest one you can easily swing and control. A young-adult to adult male should be using a sixteen pound ball. If you do not own one, the bowling alley usually has several to choose from that you can borrow (usually for free).

Pair of Bowling Shoes - this is a special type of shoe that is slick on the bottom. It allows the bowler to slide on the approach to make delivery of the ball the most effective. Years ago, many bowling alleys would allow bowlers to bowl in just their socks. This is no longer the case due to injury/lawsuits and insurance reasons for the establishment. If you do not own a pair, you may them from the lanes for a nominal fee.

Pair of Socks - trust me when I say that you do not want to be sticking your bare feet into bowling shoes that have been worn by other people.

There are many other accessories that can be purchased for the advanced user to aid them in their quest of the perfect game, however these are the basics to be getting on with.

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A bowling ball and bowling shoes. Other equipment can include a wrist band of some sort, bowling bags and a towel for wiping off the surface of your bowling ball.

The Lighter Side:

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All you need for bowlings is the bowlings shoes and the balls and a score board you could go over hand by packing knee pads and elbow pads if you wanna.

Bowling shoes. It depends if your bowling for fun they have everything you need at your local bowling ally

If your bowling for competition you might want to consider buying a bowling ball (straight ball instead of a ball with hook if you are a beginner). and if you know you will bowl alot and in a lot of tournaments and leagues you might want to buy your own set of bowling shoes.

The only other thing you would need would be a towel for your ball or balls, ball cleaner, and rosin (stuff you put on your hands to get better grip).

Fourth Response:

Most things you need are at the alley already like shoes and a ball but i recommend getting your own shoes because the shoes there are constantly being used. (you can also bring a rag or powder but you don't really need it)

Fifth Response:

The basic things you will need if you want to start bowling are a bowling ball (consult your local pro shop at a bowling alley for advice on what ball to get for you level of strength), bowling shoes and many people like to wear a wrist guard to prevent them from hurting their wrists. You will also want a bag for you ball and a cloth to keep it clean and oil off of it. There are many "extras" but this is basically all you need.

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